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Re: PowerPC port

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: PowerPC port
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 17:24:55 -0400 (EDT)

> Most changes I had to make were either processor-related or had to do
> with the differences between GNUMach and OSF Mach (which already existed
> on the PowerPC, so that I didn't have to worry about getting Mach to
> work).  And _I_ was amazed that I didn't have to change anything in the
> Hurd code (except for the GNU vs.  OSF Mach things)!

We've always thought it was a clean design, thank you very much.

Aside from the kernel, the hard porting work is the signals code in libc.
If you got this code to work right, well you're the first person to do it
without help from me, so congratulations!  

I'd like to get your code incorporated.  I hope your ppc-specific changes
are easy to separate from your osfmach-specific changes.  I would like to
get the ppc hurd code into libc on its own, so it's ready to go if anybody
ever ports gnumach (or a different microkernel) to ppc.  

Also, there has been some interest in the past in running the hurd on top
of osfmach on x86.  If your osfmach support code is clean, it should cover
that pretty well too.

I am very eager to see all your code.

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